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Yosemite Conservancy Inspires Young Stewards

YOSEMITE – A group of high school students from across California, who dubbed themselves “The Triumphant Turtles” for their slow and steady approach to achieving goals, credit the Adventure Risk Challenge program in Yosemite National Park for fueling a passion for conservation, improved leadership and literacy skills, and forging trails of opportunity to higher education.

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Yosemite Has New Sister Park In Germany

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park and Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany have signed a sister park arrangement. The formal arrangement outlines the commitment from both parks to foster international cooperation in preserving these protected areas. The arrangement was signed by Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher and Dr. Michael Vogel, Berchtesgaden National Park Director, in October, 2014.

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Free Entry To Yosemite Honors Veterans

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park will offer free admission to the public in honor of Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. This fee free day is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

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Fire Restrictions Lifted On National Forest And In Yosemite

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST/YOSEMITE – Due to cooler weather and higher humidity and moderated fire danger, fire restrictions have been lifted on the Sierra National Forest and in Yosemite National Park effective immediately. This does not include Cal Fire responsibility areas. Sierra National Forest visitors in possession of a valid California campfire permit may, once again, have open campfires outside of ...

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Tioga And Glacier Point Roads Close Tonight

YOSEMITE – Due to precipitation in the upcoming forecast, the Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road will preemptively close at 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Oct. 31, according to Yosemite Park Ranger Kari Cobb. Four to eight inches of snow is expected between 6,000 and 8,000 feet in elevation, with 6 to 15 inches of snow expected above 8,000 feet. Snowfall ...

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Lottery Open For Ostrander Ski Hut

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Conservancy announced today that it is accepting online reservation lottery forms for the 2014-2015 season at historic Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by experienced cross-country skiers who make the strenuous 10-mile journey from Badger Pass Ski Area to Ostrander Lake in Yosemite National Park.

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Group Photo Op Ends Badly In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – The men and women at Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) ask that visitors to Yosemite National Park take extra care to avoid becoming someone who needs to be rescued. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the Yosemite Emergency Communications Center received a cell phone call from a hiker on the Yosemite Falls Trail requesting help for a member of the ...

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Yosemite Sustainability Conference

YOSEMITE – Yosemite Gateway Partners is hosting the first Yosemite Sustainability Conference in Yosemite National Park Dec. 8-10. The conference is a three-day learning and networking forum dedicated to helping local and state businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations transition to economic, environmental, and social sustainability through best practices.

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National Parks Defaced, Posted On Social Media

YOSEMITE – The National Park Service (NPS) is investigating reports of vandalism in at least 10 national parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah. One case reportedly occurred in Yosemite National Park near the Mist Trail, and while the NPS is not discussing the details of a case, which remains under investigation, they do say that they take the ...

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Winners Of Student Art & Poetry Contest

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Conservancy and The Ansel Adams Gallery once again sponsored a Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest in September. The park received a record 230 submissions from local community schools. Artwork was divided into categories and winning pieces were selected by park staff and park partners. The result is a terrific show that’s open ...

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